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Aug 18, 2013 9:00am EDT
for the nsa after the washington post reported this week that the agency violated policy rules. >> nation's most secretive spy agency intercepted e-mails and calls during that time and did not report the unauthorized surveillance. joining us with reaction is senator rand paul. senator, welcome back to fox news sunday. good to be with you. >> good morning. >> it was a little more than a week ago that the president insisted to the american people that there was oversight of the program and there was no talk of abuses. >> what you are not reading about is, the government actually abusing these programs. and listening in on people's phone calls or reading people's e-mails. what you are hearing about is the prospect that these could be abused. >> senator paul, what do you make of that statement now that this new information has come to light? >> you know, i think that the president missunderstands the constitutional powers. the checks and balances come from independent branchs of government. if they tell him everything is okay, that the nsa can police themselves. one of the things that our fou
CBS
Aug 25, 2013 9:00am EDT
it needs to continue and we need to work with them. >> another story, the nsa story where it seems that almost every day there is another revelation that comes out about the fact that the nsa, our government had access to more information, communications involving americans than we had suspected or thought, that they have violated their own rules in collecting thousands of domestic e-mails. senator corker, you have called for the head of the nsa, general keith alexander to brief congress when you get back in september. let me ask you a direct question, sir. as the top republican on senate foreign relations, as you sit here today, do you feel you actually know what the government is and isn't doing in surveilling americans? >> no. i mean i don't think -- there are many people work harder than i do. i'm not on the intelligence committee. obviously, they are privy to information that i am not. absolutely not. that's why i wrote a letter this week to the president, ask that the head of this organization come in and brief folks from top to bottom to explain every program that's under wa
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